Was at the Cove from 7:00-10:00. There was no wind.
Stayed hoping that Aaron and Nick’s boobies would fly north; didn't see them.
Things had slowed down substantially from yesterday.
Only 200 surf scoters.
Moderate numbers of other ducks.
Very few loons.
But 5 birds worth noting:
a pair of laughing gulls
1 black scoter
1 greater white-fronted goose; FOS for me
5 horned grebes; FOS for me
And the bird of the day: a short-eared owl, only the second I’ve ever seen over the ocean in the Cove [plus 1 I saw on a pelagic trip] FOS for me
Stan Walens, San Diego
Oct. 28, 2019; 10:30 am